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Bell-Buoy Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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536 Chebucto St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
+1 902-295-2581
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A little run down, though the view is nice of the lake and they have live guitarist playing and singing that makes the entire place feel as if it were an intimate little club. The bar is excellent. I wanted a drink with about half the alcohol in it, no problem. My friend wanted an exceptionally dry martini, no problem,... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were staying in Baddeck and had dinner here one night. We enjoyed our food and the location was perfect. Good atmosphere.

Thank Margaret H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance. Themenu is quite extensive. The broiled scallops were very tasty, and the seafood Alfredo was delicious as well. Enjoyable dining experiences.

Thank Karen-Bob H
Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here in our quest to try many different seafood chowders. I cannot say this was in my top ten. I would call it more salmon chowder than seafood chowder. While the flavour was ok it was mostly missing the other things that I associated with seafood chowder

Thank Bill2013bob
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food was very good, no issues there. Location was great, nice view of he lake. I thought it was a bit pricey, but that is what you get when the town pretty well shuts down after labour day weekend. Knowing this I would still go back.

Thank thetat
Northampton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Their haddock with baked potato and blueberry pie and ice cream was very filling. Staff friendly and helpful

Thank candt1969
Sandpoint, Idaho
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered cesar salad and crab cakes. The salad was fine. The crab cakes were indistinguishable from fish cakes, and minimally warm. They were nicely presented with two good sauces, just didn't have the anticipated taste. I would probably not go here again, rather try other nearby restaurants.

Thank Kam M
Fall River, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Healthy choices real food just what we were looking for. Great service also. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Nicoleouellette
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There was four of us and all aspects of the meal was superior. Appy,s and mains were incredibly flavourful. Great food without the high end prices...

Thank macmcmillan
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Enjoyed the haddock cakes and spinach salad. Tasty food, good service. Two thumbs up!

Thank mustangsally010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Chebucto St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck
  • Phone Number: +1 902-295-2581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?